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The punishment (Isaiah 13:11)

I will punish the world for its evil,
    and the wicked for their iniquity;
I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant,
    and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.

I had mentioned in my previous write-ups that I am fond of watching a reality television series that aims to find answers to serious crimes with the help of local police and forensic investigators. The series was entitled SOCO-Scene of the Crime Operatives. One of the most unforgettable story for me is the case of “Grace”-a crime survivor. She was a 14 year old rape victim who was almost decomposing when found. A part of her head where a wound was seen was decaying with visible worms on it, eyes sunken and with mass-correlated odor. Thank God for she is still alive despite her condition! Thanks be to those who rescued her after many days of suffering. However, the bad news is, the suspect is still free and justice has not been served for “Grace.”

Why do such crimes happen to innocent people? And why do these wicked men exist? Even though we say justice could be serve if I am in the shoes of the victim or the victim’s family, it will never be acceptable. I don’t want any crime to happen.

For every wrong move we make, there is a corresponding consequence. These wicked people may have the time for now but when God punishes and serves vengeance, where will it put them?

We all have our own shares of wickedness. If we truly want to enter the gates of Heaven, we have to sincerely ask God’s forgiveness and turn away from sin. Aside from that, we must face the consequences of our own actions. God hates evil and we as His children should hate it too. When one does not want to be punish, he must know the rule and that is to do good at all times. Bad things won’t do us any good in the first place.

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